Mostly instate offers were extended at the Missouri Junior Day held here Saturday in Columbia.
There was one exception to that, when Matt Hoch of Iowa got the official offer from the Tigers.
“It was great,” Hoch told InsideMizzou.com Sunday morning. “They pulled me off to the side and told me they wanted me to be a Tiger and that I had an offer at the University of Missouri.”
Saturday’s offer makes four for the talented defensive end; he also has offers from Iowa, Iowa State and Stanford.
With his older brother Dan playing for the Tigers many may expect the younger brother to me a lock for Mizzou.
“Right now I would have to say Mizzou and Iowa are deadlocked for the early lead,” Hoch said. “I grew up wanting to play for Iowa, but the opportunity to play at the next level with my brother is something that will be hard to pass up.”
With the two being only two years a part, they both got a chance to play on the same high school team.
“It was a great time being on the same team with Dan,” Hoch said. “It’s something that would be great to do again.”
Hoch, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound defensive end, runs a 4.75 forty and is expected to play on the defensive side of the ball at the next level.
Did the younger Hoch commit to the Tigers while on the visit?
“No they wanted me to,” Hoch said. “They told Dan that he needed to get busy and get my commitment for them. They gave him the task of recruiting me. I really like the coaching staff a lot; I am very excited about the offer.”
Hoch enjoyed the Junior Day activities, but was already very familiar with the campus and the atmosphere.
“I went to almost every game,” Hoch said. “I’m very familiar with Mizzou. It’s a great place and a great school.”